And her bike again became both a way to go to and from places and, with enough bungee cords, a way to tote and haul anything; good exercise is an added bonus. And then she discovered it was also a good perch for philosophizing about life. Meyer holds a Ph. Thomas and the University of Minnesota.
She spent many years as a management development consultant for companies in the U. She specialized in crisis management: In "retirement", she does more of the same along with volunteer work and continuing a long-time love of writing. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Biker's Diary started in as a weekly column in a local newspaper then known as the River Valley Reader, now the Bluff Country Reader.
Located in a very popular tourist area, the publisher's plan was a newspaper that emphasized local arts, culture, and recreation.
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Jan applauded that effort, and had spent a year as a community columnist for another paper, so she submitted some sample columns and proposed this column, written by a biker. Ten successful years later, she was asked by a faithful reader is she intended to publish the columns in a book. That started her thinking, and she asked her publisher for permission to do so, which was granted. At the beginning, Dr. Upon retirement, they chose that country place as their primary residence.
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The column started out as a way to capture the ambling and sometimes philosophical thoughts and experiences triggered by almost-daily time spent on a bike. When a serious illness got in the way of biking, the habit of writing about life became almost a tension reliever as she wrote about that experience. In the years since it started, the column has evolved into writing about anything and everything she and others experience in life. This book captures some of the best of those first ten years. A few years ago, she spontaneously learned to drive so that she could ride her own bike any time she felt like taking off.
She wants time for herself — completely alone. To pull over wherever she fancies. To escape from phones, technology and work. Kelsey was still living in San Francisco when she noticed that more and more women were riding motorcycles. Gone is the time when only men cruised through the city on two wheels.
Why hadn't she of all people bought a bike yet? The thought of buying a motorcycle wouldn't leave her alone. A rugged bike with that authentic scrambler look, combined with the innovative technology and familiar quality of BMW Motorrad. Even long trips with two people are a breeze thanks to the relaxed seating position. And in just a few steps you can give your R nineT Scrambler your own personal touch.
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You can have everything. Because the BMW S XR combines the best aspects of all these three worlds to create BMW Motorrad's first adventure sports bike — perfect for anyone who wants performance and comfort in one bike.
The powerful, four-cylinder series motor in combination with the agile chassis and suspension provides great performance and dynamic response. The relaxed seating position and the familiar GS ergonomics guarantee comfort and driving pleasure you'll never get tired of. What you do with it is up to you. He always finds the time to cruise. He stops off at a small restaurant, parks his bike in front of the window and eats a burger while longingly gazing at his companion. But Nick also likes it fast and has enjoyed the thrill of speed on many a motorcycle.
Lift Off For Peter Hickman. It's your ticket to the adventure. Because with the balanced Enduro all-rounder, you will master all paths, regardless of the road surface, and expand your horizons — because you want more. Feel the strong-charactered engine and enjoy the ease of handling of the F GS.
While you're off discovering the world, you have the bike with the automatic stability control ASC and the ABS safely under control. Clear and concise — without distracting you from the road. The entry into your next experience is — also thanks to the low seat height — easier than ever before. Bavarian combiners in Italy. The perfect place to introduce new ideas and designs at the traditional event.
Two days of riding around the beautiful Welsh mountains, following a road book and tackling challenges along the way. For many, the GS Challenge is about great riding, enjoying the challenges and having a load of fun on bikes. But for the competitive riders out there, we were totting up the points and announcing who would be crowned GS Challenge Champion A new generation of twin-cylinder boxer engines. Its character is unmistakeable — in every engine speed range.
It offers you increased performance and smooth running at low speeds. The BMW ShiftCam variable camshaft control ensures more powerful torque development over the entire engine speed range, providing greater control in every riding situation. Giving you power whenever you need it. More cubic capacity, more power — with higher efficiency. The strong performance with fewer gear changes gives you sovereignty. A masterpiece of engineering prowess. This is precisely your path. The R nineT is the perfect companion and knows hardly any limits when it comes to your personal fulfilment — also thanks to its countless customizing possibilities.
In so doing, the character of its air-cooled boxer engine irresistibly propels you forward in a way that can be clearly felt with its full torque curve — together with state-of-the-art technology. Right from the word go, the R nineT has enthralled motorcycling enthusiasts around the world. It stimulates, inspires and infects. From new products through innovations right up to countless events: A modern design made from premium material and with unrivalled AirFlow functionality. Keep a cool heat thanks to the optimally positioned ventilation openings and channels, which can be closed when not needed.
This is aerodynamics and aeroacoustics of the highest level. As an adult my requirement as an international athlete for British Rowing and Team GB was to sign away my privileges to certain freedoms. I am now 37 years old. It was built for pulsing cities and for all those who simply love riding motorcycles. It is manoeuvrable, easy to handle and sporty at the same time. Whether you're a large or small rider — every type of rider feels immediately at home on the BMW G R! The bike is lightweight, yet a real powerhouse with its cc engine. The new bike will bring you safely and reliably to work, to the next hotspot or out of the city.
Maximum quality, excellent workmanship and extraordinary technology ensure intense riding pleasure. Thereafter the bike continued to be developed, its tried and tested concept being honed even further and the latest technology added. One constant factor remained throughout however - the RR's impressive power curve and, in terms of performance, it is still a trailblazer today. As a result the S RR remains a thoroughbred among sport bikes — whether on the road or on the racing circuit.
And its innovative technology allows you to experience its performance with greater intensity and immediacy than ever. Even as everyone started packing up to return to every corner of the world, plans are already in the works for the 19th BMW Motorrad Days, from July Mark your calendars today! We look forward to seeing you.
Guide to Goodwood Festival of Speed It has somehow broken all the normal rules and includes things with two and four wheels, classic and modern, fun and corporate. And absolutely everyone loves it.
Tens of thousands of visitors attend each of the four main days — Thursday to Sunday — and a host of racers and celebrities join them. Soul-searching in the metal. He primarily creates sheet metal parts for custom bikes that are reminiscent of futuristic art. When he gets an R nineT, he does precisely what shouldn't be done. With an activation and trigger time of just 45 milliseconds, the DoubleR Race AIR motorcycle suit offers you the fastest self-triggering protection ever provided for motorcyclists on the race track.
HP carbon front side panel. Added looks with weight reduction at the same time. The best of the custom and racing worlds. Talented customisers have tailored bikes to their taste in almost every style imaginable. Roaring engines in a picture-book Alpine setting. BMW Motorrad Days, the motorcycle event of the year, has been taking place here for the past 15 years.
Countless trails take hikers up to nearby peaks and beyond to ice-cold Alpine lakes.
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Once a year, this idyllic setting is a magnet for thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts. A festival atmosphere takes over in Garmisch-Partenkirchen during the event. The locals celebrate together with bikers, who come to BMW Motorrad Days from literally every corner of the earth. The "intelligent emergency call" automatically contacts the BMW call centre in case of an accident to activate the chain of rescue as quickly as possible and — if possible — to establish initial contact with the victim.
In addition, the system can also be activated manually. The use of ECALL systems like these has been proven to enable the emergency services to reach the accident location more quickly. The Navigator V is more than just a navigation device. It is a reliable travelling companion which makes travelling even more enjoyable: And thanks to the large bright 5" display with improved sunlight readability, you always get the overview. To do this, the pioneering trip technology precisely determines the right way. And with the optional Smartphone link for traffic information in real time and current weather reports, you are always up to date.
The optional car assembly kit makes it even more multi-functionally usable. In every corner, on every straight — around the world or on your way to work: BMW Motorrad stands for pure riding enjoyment. Safety and comfort should be your constant companions here. The new System 7 Carbon leaves nothing to be desired. The full-carbon helmet shell is especially light and rigid. And also exhibits extremely high shock absorption. The infinitely adjustable sun visor allows you to completely relax even during changing light conditions.
Excellent ventilation and the double-glazed visor fitted as standard also help here: Furthermore, the overall look of the helmet is very compact thanks to the four-hinge mechanism. And with a few short hand movements, you can make the integral helmet into a jet helmet. Basically, a helmet made for pure riding enjoyment. The rich Nm torque and kW hp of the new boxer engine accelerate you even faster to your cruising speed.
The redesigned front gives the full-LED headlight a fresh, sporty look and turns aerodynamically into the wind. This way, you can ride fast and comfortably at any time. One thing is certain - no matter how much road you leave behind in a certain time: In collaboration with Alpinestars, BMW Motorrad are bringing a jacket with an integrated airbag onto the market.
It has an especially large protection area for the back and shoulder. The system activates as soon as the zip is done up and offers maximum protection in every driving situation, without being connected with the motorcycle. Full protection activates within a maximum of 85 ms. The blink of an eye takes ms to ms longer.
That's what we call wearable innovation. The BMW F R combines agility, everyday practicality and dynamic performance in an integrated sporty package. Thanks to its punchy 66 kW 90 hp engine, you'll feel what it's made for every time you twist the throttle: But the F R delivers more than just sporty performance and easy handling, it also features innovative technology: Inimitable, it propels you forwards — physically and acoustically.
Its striking look stands for genuine motorcycling enjoyment. The upside-down telescopic fork highlights its dynamic exterior and ensures stability and precise handling. Whereas the superior twin-cylinder boxer engine with 92 kW HP confidently spurs on this powerful package.
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Roadster feeling in perfection. Be perfectly equipped for the summer. And not just on the bike, because the protectors on the shoulders and elbows are easy to take out. Also available as a women's cut. This is mainly due to the all-new Boxer engine — with a maximum torque of Nm, the reworked engine delivers more power than ever before. At the age of sixteen she was already going for weekend camping trips and rallies with her Honda CB Nighthawk. Year after year her passion for motorbikes grew until it finally reached its peak: My riding inspiration came from the people I met in Australia.
They had motorbikes that could go on and off road; they could go anywhere. Kinga was working in the mining industry and was able to be transferred across the country to work in Western Australia. When the opportunity to ride solo around the country presented itself she took it. She divided the trip into two parts, each one lasting one month. First she set out through the East and North of Australia and then she travelled the West and the South. It is the biggest state and it almost takes up half of the country. With this trip she did not only take the chance to fulfil her exploring dreams but also to help The Shepherd Centre.
Extending its meaning beyond her own needs she raised money for this charity organisation that helps deaf and hearing impaired children to learn how to listen and talk. If you would like to know more about this organisation, visit them here.
At work they said I could not, so I quit my job. I had saved enough money to be on my own for awhile; my life was suddenly changing and gave me the chance to jump into another trip with no strings attached.
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